William A. Owens was best known for his extensive theoretical and applied work on biodata conducted at Iowa State, Purdue, and, primarily, at Georgia. For that work, as well as a broad range of other research, he received SIOP’s Distinguished Scientific Contributions Award. He was a past-president of SIOP and a Fellow of SIOP and APA. He and his wife Barbara established this award and helped create the SIOP Foundation. (Winners list)
M. Scott Myers (1922-1996), a SIOP Fellow, was admired by his professional colleagues but was probably better known to CEOs of the Fortune 500. As head of a team of I-O psychologists at Texas Instruments in the 1960s, he helped TI to achieve record growth and profits by involving employees in management decisions and giving employees greater freedom to plan and control their own work. His classic article on “Who Are Your Motivated Workers?” (Harvard Business Review, 1964) and related book on Every Employee A Manager (McGraw-Hill, 1970) are still must reading for business executives. (Winners list)
John C. Flanagan developed the Aviation Psychology Program for the U.S. Army in 1941, leading to the creation of selection devices for pilots and air crews, and to the beginnings of the application of psychology to equipment design. Following WWII, he founded the American Institutes for Research (AIR), known for its wide-ranging research in all I-O specialties, educational research, and related areas, such as Project Talent. He is probably best known for the creation of the Critical Incident technique of job analysis. His substantial impact on the field is recognized through this award funded by AIR. (Winners list)
Raymond A. Katzell was always a strong proponent of the scientist-practitioner model in I-O psychology. His primary research foci during his 27 years on the faculty at New York University were motivation and job satisfaction, the effectiveness of productivity enhancement interventions, and discrimination in employment testing. He was a president of SIOP, a fellow of SIOP, APA, and APS, editor of SIOP’s Frontiers of I-O Psychology series, and winner of SIOP’s Distinguished Scientific Contributions Award. His widow, Kitty Katzell, also a SIOP Fellow, established this award in his memory. (Winners list)
Marvin Dunnette played many key roles in transforming Industrial and Organizational Psychology from its dustbowl empiricist and technological origins into its present status as a model of science and practice. He is known for his emphasis on individual differences, focus on practical significance, ability to synthesize empirical literature, development of I-O psychologists, and thought leadership. Throughout his working life, he blended science and practice, mentorship and entrepreneurship, research and consulting, academia and industry, always publishing. He helped his students and colleagues, indeed the entire field, to think about issues in different and testable ways. Milton Hakel, Lowell Hellervick, and Bob Muschewske are the leaders in establishing this award.
Transgender (LGBT) Research Award
This fund has been established to provide an award for the best paper or poster on a lesbian/gay/bisexual/ transgender issue presented at the SIOP conference. LGBT-related work is automatically considered for the award. (Winners List)
This award will recognize excellence and innovation in the design of employee or customer survey research methods or techniques, and also the use of survey results to impact organizational effectiveness and performance. Innovation and excellence can be visible in overall survey research purposes, instrument design, populations or samples surveyed, methods of survey administration, reporting of results, and/or in the use of survey results to affect positive organizational change. (Winners List)
This award acknowledges research that furthers the understanding of personality as it relates to job performance. The award will recognize the best paper on personality and job performance, published or unpublished, from the previous year. (Winners List)
The award is designed to acknowledge works that further public and professional understanding of individual or group assessment. It is expected that this award would encourage continuing research efforts and practice endeavors that are focused on individual or group assessment, especially when such assessment supports the creation of a diverse workforce. (Winners List)
2014 Award Winners Announced
SIOP and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), together with their foundations, are proud to announce the launch of the first international award to honor organizations with outstanding evidence-based HR management practices. The competition will select winners based on HR practices and initiatives that have been measured and determined successful through evidence-based, data-driven analyses. Please visit www.hrmimpactawards.org for award eligibility and submission guidelines. Any for-profit, not-for-profit, or government organization located anywhere in the world may apply for award recognition of an evidence-based initiative or practice used internally to that organization.